- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Union officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year.

The agreement announced Friday raises starting hourly pay to $9.50 next year and $10 in 2016.

Union members will vote whether to approve the proposed contract on Aug. 1.

The contract covers 21,000 full-time workers at the Florida-based theme park resort, which has around 45,000 full-time and 25,000 part-time employees.

Union officials say the contract freezes employee health care costs in 2015.



Disney World and union officials have been negotiating since March, when the previous contract expired.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide